Stuart Lynn, APSA, QPSA·
Stuart Lynn rocked trays in his father's darkroom at the age of 4, stimulating a lifetime interest in photography. Retiring from an academic career in technology provided the time and the right background just at the dawn of the age of digital photography.
He has served as Competition Chair of his club, The Coachella Valley Desert Camera Club (CVDCC) since 2005; and has won annual best image and best photographer awards. He was also Competition Chair of the Southern California Council of Camera Clubs (S4C) (2006-2015) and President of S4C (2009-2015). S4C has awarded him an HonS4C and DFS4C. Stuart has provided image evaluation for clubs and judged for S4C. He has been Co-Chair of the Coachella International Exhibition since 2008; and Director of Operations of the S4C International Exhibition since 2007. Both exhibitions are recognized by PSA.
Stuart has served on the PSA Progress Medal Committee since 2011, chairing the Committee in 2015. He was elected an Associate (APSA) in 2014. He developed a system for PSA to track and recognize member referrals that was used from 2009-2015; and developed the prototype that gave rise to the EDAS member acceptances system. He has also used his technology background to develop multiple computer systems to support all CVDCC and S4C activities, including exhibitions and monthly and end-of-year competitions.
Stuart earned his QPSA in 2019.